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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Friday, December 7th, 2012

I’m sure everyone is busy with trimming, blocking, weaving ends in, and joining their seams by now.  Knitters and crocheters never wait until December to make gifts…..right? HA!

 

So my mom’s shawl is made as well as the socks for my brother but here I am, December 7th,  just remembering all the folks I forgot.  It’s easy to overlook when our days are so hectic.  I have so many people in my life who’s small actions make things run smoothly.  Of course I remember my son’s teacher, but there’s the really sweet, part-time aide who always saves him a chocolate milk at lunch.  If you’re a mom, you know it’s important to have people be good to your kids.  The holidays are the perfect time to let them know how special they are.

This is where I thank my lucky starts for our line of ruffle yarns! One night, one skein in most cases, one aide remembered!  I wanted to share some links for the patterns I’ll be using from Ravelry.  Call your yarn shop and get a ball today!

Joy Prism Scarf

Scandalicious Scarf

Joy Metallic Scarf

Passion Fur Scarf

and for the men in your life, a neck warmer published by Knitty Keen…

Encore Worsted Neck Warmer

 

Baby Alpaca DK

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Baby Alpaca DK is a great lightweight yarn for the winter. The luxury of supersoft baby alpaca can be yours without the heaviness of a worsted or chunky weight.

baby-alpaca-dk-ball3Here is Baby Alpaca DK’s stats:

Yarn Content: 100% Baby Alpaca
Yarn Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1″/US6 needle
Yarn Length: 125 yds/50g ball

I’ve known this yarn for a long time, being an avid alpaca fan. I’ve knit several sweaters using BAD, including a cream bunny all-in-one and a tri-colored ladies pullover. The ease of knitting this is remarkable, and would be a great yarn for a beginner who wants to try their hand at a little luxury.

Here are a few of my favorite quick knits using Baby Alpaca DK. I’m thinking Christmas presents!

Plymouth Pattern IN55
Plymouth Pattern IN55, 2 balls
Baby Alpaca DK Scarf by Jen, 3 balls

Baby Alpaca DK Scarf knit by Monica, 3 balls

Baby Alpaca Wristers by Jen

Baby Alpaca Wristers knit by Jen

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Plymouth Pattern IN99, 1 ball for hat, 2 for scarf